Orkla ASA : New EVP Operations at Orkla
Johan Clarin (42) has been appointed Executive Vice President Operations at
Since 2009, Johan Clarin has headed manufacturing and logistics worldwide at
Sony Mobile Communications AB, based in China, while in the past few years
also serving as President and CEO of Sony Mobile's Chinese joint venture.
Since 2007, he has also held several other management positions at Sony
Mobile, and from 1997 to 2006 he was Senior Manager at Accenture AB. Mr Clarin
has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Gothenburg.
Mr Clarin will take up his post on 15 September 2013. He will be a member of
Orkla's Group Executive Board and will report to Orkla President and CEO Åge
"We are glad that Johan Clarin has accepted the post of EVP Operations.
Efficient operations and the ability to exploit synergies are essential to
give Orkla a competitive edge at every level of the value chain. With his
background in manufacturing and logistics in major international companies, Mr
Clarin has a great deal to offer us," says Orkla President and CEO Åge
As EVP Operations, Johan Clarin will have general responsibility for
manufacturing structure, logistics, EHS, sourcing and operational excellence.
Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Norway. The
company is the Nordic region's leading supplier of branded consumer goods and
concept solutions to the grocery and out-of-home sectors. Orkla also holds
several strong positions in India, Russia and Austria. Furthermore, the Orkla
Food Ingredients business area is a major supplier to the European bakery
market. In 2012, Orkla had a turnover of around NOK 30 billion. As of 31
December 2012, the company had 28,000 employees, about half of whom worked in
the branded consumer goods area.
Oslo, 14 August 2013
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